Thursday, 29 November 2012

Just For You

Morning all!  I pulled out an older die for today's card, the Fleur de Lis Pendant.  Still one of my favourites and probably one of the first of the detailed type dies to come along.  I love the way it looks coupled with Labels 20, just peeking out at all the right spots!  I started with a piece of floral backing paper (Kaiser Craft, I think, but I'm not 100% certain on that).  I covered it with our adhesive sheets and micro beaded it to give it a softer look.  I cut my pendant out of matching rust card to use as the backdrop for my focal element.  I stamped the Justrite Kindness stamp using a clear perfect medium and clear embossed it.  I cut it out with the matching labels 20 die and added pearl Nestabling to the edge.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with one of the Justrite custom tag dies and mounted it with foam for dimension.  I had a strip of background paper left so I decided to make some rolled flowers using it.  I cut the strip into "circles" (not die cut ones, just hand cut ones) of varying sizes and rolled them to create a cascade of flowers across my card.  It is difficult to make out the pattern in my pic, but they are quite pretty in real life as you get a sense of the coordinating flowers.  Keep these kind of flowers in mind if you haven't got enough matching paper for some of the other types.  I added some flatback pearls in the opposite corners and pierced the edges to finish the card.  I think we need to see more of this older Fleur de lis pendant die shape as it is quite pretty I think.  All for now, Sue x


139 comments:

Pam said...

I like the card but the colours are not to my taste. i too think this die is beautiful.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Lovely card but like Pam, not sure of the colours today.

love Jean x

Hellma said...

Love the layout of this card, not sure about the BP.

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

This is beautiful Ginny x

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, love the old fashioned look of this card, everything works so well. The des work well together.

Wilma x x

Linda said...

What a gorgeous card, the colours are so beautiful
hugs Linda

Jan.moogie said...

The colours remind me of autumn leaves. Different in a nice way Sue x

baconbits said...

Morning,
This has a very Autumnal feel to it and would make a great Thanksgiving card also.
Really like that hand rolled flowers also.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Vee Cassidy said...

Dear Sue what an awesomely beautiful card; I adore the colours and just love the effect of the microbeads over the paper. I have only used them over images so far but I am tempted to try them over paper now after this. I know you have done it before but I was just hoarding mine for images only! lol But they do go a long way. Love, Vee xx sorry not been around too much but hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving. xx

Eemeli said...

Beautiful card and I love those colors (maybe a bit masculine but I like them). Your different sized flowers are pretty.

Hugs, Eemeli

Vee Cassidy said...

PS Fleur de lis are firm favourites of mine. Vee xx

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue, My first reaction to this card was "Mm not sure about this one" I think its the background! Sorry Sue but this is a no from me too.I like vintage but this background just sort of looks old fashioned! Hugs Sonia x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card, love the colours and the floral paper sets off the focal image perfectly. Bx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - I love the fleur de lis and labels 20 combo - not sure about the rust/orange though - not one my favourite colours! but the mother-in-law would love it.
Rgs
Clare W

Gail said...

Hi Sue
They are my sort of colours, love this card. And I have the die..will give this a go on my next crafting session.
Gail C x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the style of the card but not sure on the colours, I love making the flowers.
Happy crafting
Love Tina X

auscrafts said...

all the colours and dies work well together .love the olde world look

Anonymous said...

Ya can't please 'em all kid; I LIKE this one too!! Mabex

Lucy Bush said...

This is a lovely card sue,I like the colour combination & dies used Lucy xx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
I like the layout of this card, but as yet the colours do not appeal.
Donna Jones

moonsea said...

Good Morning Sue

A lovely masculine card - just leave off the pearls or change them to a darker colour. Like it!

fame01 said...

hi sue , what a vintage looking card i really do like it a good combination .. hugs sarah ..xx

Laura O said...

love this card and I do like the backing paper,know its busy but it is a lovely girly paper.Laura O

corinne said...

Morning Sue What a pretty card very cheery on this cold November day

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful card love the way you have used labels 20 and the fleur de lis dies. I like the colour combo must try making some of the circle flowers they look very pretty.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Paula Gale said...

That's a very busy paper for a SW card! I have some card Candi that is very similar in that it's a ditsy floral pattern - I think they would go well together. It's a bit odd in the fact that we're used to seeing plain contrasting but sophisticated colours - so maybe the pattern comes as a surprise to some.

I love hand cut rolled flowers - I wonder what they would turn out like if those patterned edge scissors were used - I might have a go today... seeing these has made me curious!

I do like the label shape - and think that sentiment stamp is really great - love the font - something i've not seen before. It is a Just Rite stamp too?

I seem to get my emails of your blog posts quite late, sometimes I'm a couple of days behind with them and usually towards the 200 comments mark. However, having only just received the celery coloured card one today, I refreshed the whole blog to see that two more cards had been posted - hence me being within the top 30 today... makes a change. Mr Blogger can be so lazy and slow bringing your posts to my inbox - well, I caught him out today!!!

hugs

Paula x x x

wendy hewings said...

The more I look the more I like this card, Love those rolled flowers so easy to do and effective

Izzwizz said...

Hi sue, my favourite bit of this card is the corner pearls of different sizes. I forget to vary sizes and they look very elegant. Fab card. Maddy x

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Love todays card. I love the background but it's everyones personal taste. Beautiful die cutting and the flowers really set it off.

Val in Spain xxx

Karen R said...

Very subdued colours this morning - Think it is more noticeable as everything around is very sparkly. I do like it though

hazel said...

Lovely card Sue xx hazel

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
What a fabulous card I love the flowers
Hugs x

Victoria said...

Different colours, quite nice for this time of year. Love the flowers.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This card is absolutely stunning, I love the colours, very autumnal, the background paper is gorgeous and with the microbeading, it is stunning. I love the fleur de lis die, I can't remember seeing that before, and the labels 20 is my favourite, the flowers are gorgeous, you are such a clever lady.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Sandra F said...

A lovely card Sue but the colours are not to my liking. xx

Rose in Chester said...

Wow, beautiful. Colours right up my street as well as the design.
You amaze me every day with your cards. Thank you for sharing.

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
It does have an old fashioned feel to the card today, love the dies used, unusal but really pretty.
Have a great day.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
What a ptitty card, love the colours and the micro beads give the paper a lovely subdued look, the clear embossing gives the focal point extra dimention as does the lovely flowers and bling. A gorgeous card for those of us who struggle when useing pattened paper. Thank you, BrenLel

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Love the Fleur di Lis Die ! I had that sent from Canada a while ago as its not available here anymore! But I love it, and it looks so good on your card Sue! looks like Autumn.
Beautiful card
Love Marg

Heather said...

It might be old but it is simply gorgeous. Love the colour combinations.

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
I have to admit that today's card is not my cup of tea - I like the format but for me the background is too fussy - I rarely use heavy patterned papers for background as I can never get the card to look right. Sorry.
Janet x

Joesgrandma said...

Very nice card Sue. Love the flowers and the layout.

kimberley said...

Sorry Sue the jury is still out on this one.Can't quite put my finger on it-it may be the colours,not sure.But as i've said before it wouldn't do if we all had the same taste!,take care,x

sharon kirkwood said...

I like the busy backround as the label 20 die is so elegant. The whole card has a retro feel which I enjoyed.
Love S. x

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Love the balance of colour and style. The flowers goe so well. Xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful colour combo and gorgeous shaped die too.

guffie said...

Morning Sue love todays card and i love that icey look the micro beads give xx Gail from Eastbourne

Marion said...

Hi Sue I have to agree with some of the others ,not sure on this one ,think its the back ground paper and the colours.
Marion

nancyd said...

Morning Sue,nice card today not my
colours but I will give it a try
in different a colour way.
Nancyd xx

Maryann said...

Another great card here, even thoug I´m not too keen on the paper you used today, but the lay out is great.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Split replies today, I think it is lovely, love the autumninal colours, the Fleur de Lis die is so delicate and compliments Labels 20. The flowers are gorgeous. Keep up the good work.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

hi Sue
I like the card but the colours are not to my taste, I HAVE AT LAST GOT MY HANDS ON LABELS 20 DIE YAY

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, the dies work fab together and love the little rolled roses. Emma

Anonymous said...

Another great card Sue. The label 20 die is so versatile and creates such different looks and it is at the top of my Christmas list - like the way you have done the flowers too. Have a lovely day. YvonneMayxx

nannapat said...

Clever use of the dies Sue - they work really well together. I like that backing paper - it's so different to what we normally see from you. Pat x

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card lovely colors.
Gr Elly

bluebell said...

hello sue. the die you have used is one of the first i got as they had more design. it is nice to see more use of diffrent colours.your cards are allways an encouragment . i am still looking for fine print papers. have just ordered the dress set so i can do the card in the project book. hope all is well. love bluebell-flowerwood.

Jean Johnston said...

It's good to see some of the older dies making a reappearance as we can't always afford all the lovely new ones you bring us. I love this pretty, flowery confection. Thanks you for all your inspiration. My project book has arrived - the candle and holder will take pride of place on my Christmas table this year.

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue A nice card ....it is amazing how the labels 20 dies can be used. take care Love Michelle xx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, This is such a pretty card. A bit vintage with the papers. Hugs, Carol S.xx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Well you seem to have us crafters split today. I'm afraid I'm in the negative camp but I do love the design of the card it is just the colours.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Oksana said...

Pretty card Sue.x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, what a great way to use other dies, love the layout. Got my book yesterday, great ideas, keep them coming. Take care, Jess xx

Christine said...

Variety is the spice of life, how lovely we can all have our own opinions! I love this card, the colours, the layout, and absolutely agree about not forgetting beautiful old dies, - but I'm not mad about the flowers. Super card, though.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Just beautiful, I love the pattern and those roses are gorgeous. Altogether a stunning card
Audrey x

Carol H said...

Lovely card today, but unlike Pam and Sue I really love the colours.

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
Wasn't sure about this one at first but it's definitely growing on me. I love autumnal colours although I find the background a little busy. Great layout though.
Erica x

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue....Beautiful card and I love the colours..Love these dies too....

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Carol Clarke said...

WOW Sue
such a lovely card today, love the layout and colour theme you have used. I christmas order has been sent so hopefully in the new year
I can try some of your Label 20 and Fleur de lis designs - but can always use a substitute.
Hugs

carol

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the card the dies you ues are lovely and i love the flowers. I will have a go at them Jean Z x

dutchess said...

very pretty Sue one of my go to dies! I love it..lovely card I can never get my roled straight cut flowers to look as tidy as yours do...practise I know. hugs

Jean Woodward said...

Hi Sue

Love the card, and the use of a different die, I dont think ive seen it before. flowers are fab, will definately have a go at them. Im not sure about the backing paper though, but its good to see something different.

Happy Crafting
Jean x

sue wilson said...

different colours today but i still love it.

Abuzz With Creativity said...

Very pretty dies used Sue. I'm not really a big fan of floral backgrounds, but as this one is softened with micro beads it looks really nice :-). Your make your own flowers looks good too. Might have to try that... Claire xxx

Anonymous said...

I love the flowers and the colouring of the lovely background die. the rolled flowers really set this card off. Nice one Sue!
Carole N x

gwen70 said...

Beautiful

Lacelady said...

Inspired combination of dies Sue, they go soooooooo well together!

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, I love the colours and backing paper,nice vintage feel..I always forget about the rolled flowers..I must remember them because they coordinate beautifully with the rest of the card..:)Have a great day..:)..xxx

lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue I love everything about this card apart from the backing paper but that's because I don't really use them as I'm not very good at matching colours and papers!! Love lesley xx

Anonymous said...

Yes, Sue, I really like the colours but would have used burnt orange pearls - just a personal thing! Otherwise, have only just got fleur de lis dies so time for experimentation again.
Paule Gale - if you get down to reading this - yes, use decorative edged scissors to cut flowers - I haven't got any of the flower spiral dies (can't afford them all!) so handcut spirals with different scissors and you do get a good effect.
Not quite Sue standard but def okay.
'P' in Wales

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, not sure about the colours, but layout is perfect.
Margaret L

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
like the way the beads make the back ground paper look dreamy and out of focus.Also like the colour selection.
Yes nice looking card . Well done Sue
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

Love the design of the card ideal for someone who isn't the 'pinky flowery type' but really good for a male card... even with the flowers!

Happy crafting :)

June x

Heather said...

Lovely card Sue and nice to have a bit of colour. Very autumnal!

Julie Mac said...

Morning Sue,

nice card and i like the pendant die too. Unfortunately i'm not too sure i like the colours you've used but i'm sure i would like it in more girlie colours

Julie x

Debs Artliff said...

Morning sue i really love the card but the colours are not for me but the design is great ive got these dies but not used gor awhile. When we seeing you back on your screens again.
Debs Artliff

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
Think these dies are lovely as well.The colours as others have said are very autumnal and the card beautiful as always.

Anonymous said...

It might be an oldie die Sue but it sure is a goodie die, soo effective. Colours remind me of autumn. Another lovely card.

Michelle E xx

Ita said...

hi sue thank you for doing a card which is fab., with older dies as a lot of us have the older dies, not able to buy dies every time they are launched,and this gives other people and my self inspiration,so maby you can do a few more cards like this I love the colours you used
Smiles
Ita

Anonymous said...

Sorry....this one not to my taste, love the use of dies but not the backing paper!!

Mol x

Anthea said...

Good afternoon Sue, I like the style of this card but not the colours not my favourites Im affraid. Hugs xx

Craftychris said...

ooh this is so girlie I love it! xx

Debby Berry said...

wow, Sue, this one is beautiful. I love the colors they are fun. Cheers from Colorado...

Sue C said...

This is an interesting, busy card, I like it very much xx

Didleydimo m said...

Hi Sue. Not colours I would choose but seeing other colour combos gives me the push to try something different xx

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue.
Love the concept of this card, not too keen on the background paper. We all have our loves, this of course could be changed to suit our own taste.
Thank you for bringing in these older Dies I keep using the latest ones and forget about my stash of older Dies.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

Meg said...

Hi Sue, the pics that came through looked like two different colour ways the main one greens and the small one blues, anyway I like them both...now where did I put my micro beads???

Margaret O
xxx

iggy said...

not sure about this one sue...colour wise mmm yep dont really know.

CraftyJo said...

Hi Sue, I like the colours of the card and the sentiment stamp you've used, not over keen on the flowers though personally. I do like the idea of muting the b/p with the beads.

salem said...

love colors

Kim Witziers said...

Thought the card lovely and the colours are starting to grow on me

Jill Liddle said...

I personnally love this card, colours design everything.

CathyinMN said...

I really like this card, and I really like these colors, but I usually gravitate toward the autumn colors anyway. That die really is very pretty.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

Lovely warm looking card today , and i like the shape of the die .

Elaine H X

lainey said...

I love this card sue. Lanier x

Ayelet Barkay said...

So beautiful and rich!
Great flowers :)

Anonymous said...

Love the card Sue, it is good to see you using some older dies, so, Yes please, bring us some more.
Val C Xx

Kate's Cards said...

Very Autumnal!

Janice K said...

A lovely card Sue, I particularly like the autumnal colour tones. x

Claveh said...

This is lovely Sue, I love everything, the colours, the dies used, everything. Thank you for sharing! xxx

nikkib said...

Love the muted tones of this card Sue, different and unusual, love seeing different colour combos..... x

Cassieajh said...

I think this would be a good male card & I must get Labels 20!! Hugs xx

Fieldsend said...

Afternoon Sue, love the style of the card but like other not to sure on colours

Love June
xx

JoanB said...

Hi Sue,
Great card.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Joan B.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, quite agree with you must bring this back into use. Love the backing paper and the card as a whole.
God bless
JanNxx

Howdy said...

Absolutely stunning colour scheme

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, not quite sure about this card, not really to my taste.although I love the die and I'm still waiting for my labels 20 to come, Iv'e got itchy fingers.
love Avis D

Barbara said...

Glad you used these dies as I have them and rarely use them. Love the vintage look of the card and your little flowers are lovely.

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, It is nice to go back to older dies sometimes, because we get caught up in the new ones and forget how good they are. Love this card.

Love Rosemariexx

Annie said...

Lovely Sue - I love the earthy colours.

lynda said...

lovely card again Sue love the layout
Lynda x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card today
Ann

Linda Simpson said...

A fabulous card Sue! I love the Fleur de Lis dies myself and the flowers are gorgeous.

Hugs
Linda xxx

magpie said...

Hi Sue! This card is lovely! I like the old Fleu di lis pendant die too it's really nice. Lovely rust coloured paper & along with the floral backing paper it really sets it off. Those cascading flowers are simple & yet effective. Needless to say I'm liking the nestabling too. I do love pearls & the pearl embellishments/buttons that you use. xx Love Karen xx

bev.tooth said...

mmmmm.... not 1 of my favourite combos colour wise but the design is nice.

Carole Z said...

Evening Sue, this card is gorgeous... I love the layout & the colours are really beautiful Carole Z x

jennywren1947 said...

nice card sue colours are nice 2 gether
hugs chris x

"Talk to the Tail" said...

I love this backing paper and the colours Sue Those hand rolled flowers are lovely too xXx

Vivi Morais said...

Perfect!!! I loved!!!

brenda said...

Hi Sue, love the design and the flowers but not sure about the colours x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Sorry this post is so late but hey ho it's the only time I have left in the day. I LOVE the colours on this card. Thanks again for sharing.
Beverley W

melody said...

Hi Sue, great card as always. Hugs Melody xXx

melody said...

Hi Sue, great card as always. Hugs Melody xXx

Vie Carter said...

Great card, colours not for me but the format is great

Love the pearls

Vie
x

Fuchsia said...

I Just so love the colours of this

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue, what lovely backing paper a really delightful card. Great colours. Anne

melanie said...

Fantastic card .Melanie

aggieosborne1104 said...

Hi Sue,
I'm getting used to labels 20 now...and rather liking it. If I will be honest, I didn't like the labels 20...of all the dies, hmmm...I've used it once and that it. It was shunted away, but now because of your inspiring cards using labels 20, I fell in love with it. All your cards that's got labels 20, this is the seductive one! I guess the whole ensemble, demure yet passionately done! Woah...hot stuff! Thank you for this card Sue!
Lots of love, Aggie xxx